Tag Archive for ‘access to care’

ACS acts to address burdensome, inappropriate use of prior authorization

ACS acts to address burdensome, inappropriate use of prior authorization

The College’s recommendations for relieving the administrative burdens associated with prior authorization (PA) are described and the flaws related to nondigital PA processes are outlined.

Dateline DC

Dateline DC—Congress proposes transparency and oversight of prior authorization

The College is focusing legislative efforts on growing administrative burdens and the delays in medically necessary care associated with excessive prior authorization requirements.

ACS News

Join ACS and HBS leaders July 19 for unveiling of new THRIVE initiative

Details regarding THRIVE: Transforming Health Care Results by Investing in Value and Excellence, a result of a collaboration between the American College of Surgeons and the Harvard Business School are provided.

David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS

Looking forward – March 2017

In this month’s column, Dr. Hoyt describes the College’s commitment to key advocacy initiatives that ensure access to quality care for surgical patients, reduce health care costs, and promote meaningful change.

2015 ACS Governors Survey: Surgeons describe the ACA’s effects on access to care

The findings of the 2015 ACS Governors Survey, specifically the benefits and challenges associated with the Affordable Care Act’s efforts to expand access to care, are summarized.

Hugh Agnew Gamble, MD, FACS

Hugh Agnew Gamble, MD, FACS: A legacy to the College

Dr. Gamble’s accomplishments are profiled in this article, including his efforts to improve access to hospital care for all people in the Jim Crow South.

Training global surgery fellows

Access to surgical care is a necessary public health provision and, in many people’s opinion, a basic human right. While access to medical care in resource-poor countries has increased with the global health movement, surgical care has largely been neglected.


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